Imprisonment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

I will focus on the approach that I want to take in England and Wales. If we can find effective alternatives to short sentences, it is not a question of pursuing a soft-justice approach, but rather a case of pursuing smart justice that is effective at reducing reoffending and crime. That is the approach that I want to take in England and Wales.